Senior running back Sandro DeAngelis of St. Joe's showed Saturday that he's ready to pick up right where he left off last season, a campaign that netted him The Buffalo News and Connolly Cup Player of the Year honors.
DeAngelis scored on a 65-yard punt return the first time he touched the ball and wound up with five touchdowns and six PAT kicks in a 64-0 Msgr. Martin Association pounding of visiting Turner/Carroll.
DeAngelis' other scores came on runs of 22, 8, 2 and 23 yards as he finished with 10 carries for 161 yards, before coming to the bench two minutes into the second half. He also contributed defensively with 10 tackles. Na'ati Akauola recovered a fumble for a TD and had seven tackles and a sack while Mike Holbok's 13 tackles led a St. Joe's defense that held the Chargers to zero yards rushing on 26 attempts.
St. Mary's 42, O'Hara 8: The Lancers got three touchdowns from Chris Wilczak, including a 78-yard kickoff return to start the second half, in a 42-8 drubbing of O'Hara. Kevin Burns led St. Mary's in rushing with 118 yards on nine carries and had a 20-yard TD. He made eight tackles as well.
Division I North
Lancaster 38, North Tonawanda 23: Senior quarterback Bob Hoffman threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another score as Lancaster upended the Jacks. Junior running back Ty Godinho rushed for 101 on 16 carries and scored on a 3-yard run. Tight end Kevin Durkin caught TD passes of 12 and 28 yards for Lancaster while freshman kicker Derek Ziders was perfect on five PATs and had a 32-yard field goal.
North Tonawanda Class AA all-state running back Geoff Gane was held to 29 yards through three quarters before scoring on runs of 59 and 83 yards late in the game.
Lockport 39, Kenmore West 7: The Lions used a 20-0 second quarter to pull away from the Blue Devils as Bill Morrello ran for two TDs and Dan DeNardo passed for his second of the day during that run. DeNardo was 9 of 14 through the air for 214 yards.
Division I South
Orchard Park 12, W.S. West 0: Nick Campanile scored on a 7-yard run and intercepted a pair of passes to lead the defending Class AA champions over the Indians. Jason Lehman added a 3-yard run to highlight a 12-point second quarter for the Quakers. Sal Palermo had 22 carries for 123 yards of OP's 220 yards on the ground.
Division I Interdivision
Frontier 22, Niagara Falls 6: Will Maher rushed for 231 yards on 24 carries and scored on runs of 8, 10 and 4 yards as the Falcons soared past the Power Cats. Niagara Falls scored on a 1-yard pass to Jesus Portuguese from Demondi Johnson.
LaSalle 21, Kenmore East 20: The Explorers foiled a two-point conversion run by the Bulldogs with six seconds remaining to preserve their victory.
LaSalle got fourth-quarter TDs from Rick Primerano on a 90-yard run and from Angelo Ashker on a 25-yard interception return. Primerano, who also scored from 49 yards out, had 13 carries for 174 yards. Nick Kusmierski threw for one score and ran for another for East.
Niagara-Wheatfield 28, Lew-Port 14: The Falcons scored a touchdown in each quarter to make a winner of Al Pogel in his coaching debut.
Rob Darnley and Jon Pittman scored two rushing touchdowns each while Adam Roberts had 14 solo tackles and nine assists for the winners. The Lancers scored on rushing touchdowns from John Alquist and Brendon McDermott.
West Sen. East 28, Amherst 6: In the first home night game in the program's history, Ray Kwasniewski, Donald Starr and Marcus Johnson scored rushing touchdowns to lead the Trojans. David Barabos completed the scoring with 3-yard TD reception from Sean Nowadly. Josh Lynch had two fumble recoveries for East. Bill Hershey caught a 10-yard pass from Mike Turner (11 tackles) the Tigers in the fourth quarter.
Tonawanda 52, Starpoint 13: The Warriors scored the first 21 points and never looked back in a rout of the Spartans. Sean Kenny caught a pair of touchdown passes from Randy White and tossed a 7-yarder of his own to Ryan Smith to open the scoring.
Smith later scored on a 6-yard run. Ben Miller tossed a pair of TD passes for Starpoint.
Newfane 34, Depew 14: Brian Wise erupted for 263 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Panthers past the Wildcats. Wise scored on runs of 12, 41, 50 and 18 yards.
Southwestern 51, Alden 32: Jason Burch rushed for a school-record 365 yards on 36 carries as Southwestern upended Alden. The previous record was 323 yards set by Mike Francis in 1995. The Trojans trailed, 32-3, with 2:47 in first half before rallying.
Alden's Jason Meyers rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury.
Gowanda 26, Akron 12: Lance Cooper scored on runs of 22, 7 and 2 yards to lead Gowanda to a victory over Akron. Senior quarterback Brad Smith completed 8 of 15 passes for 123 yards for the Panthers. Greg Ford and Chris Kolb caught touchdown passes for Akron.
Wilson 21, Cleveland Hill 20: Brandon Sidebottom's PAT kick after Chester Kaczor's 12-yard return of a blocked punt in the fourth quarter was the difference as the Lakemen outlasted the Eagles.
Sidebottom also caught a 79-yard TD pass from Ed Mort, who was 14 of 19 for 223 yards and threw for a pair of scores. Justin Draper ran for two Cleveland Hill touchdowns.